The town of Herceg Novi is located on the west coast of Montenegro, at the foot of Mount Orjen and at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. The picturesque town is renowned for it’s numerous flights of stairs and is filled with the thick greenery and fragrance of Mimosa trees. Herceg Novi is a delightful town, rich in history and culture with plenty of attractions, making it a great holiday destination. The sunny weather, beautiful landscape and simple buying process in Montenegro has made Herceg Novi a property hotspot with foreign investors wanting to purchase a holiday villa.
Herceg Novi holidays are a great way to experience the natural beauty as well as the culture of Montenegro. There are plenty of things to do in and around Herceg Novi. In winter, you can enjoy the excellent ski facilities on Mount Orjen. The mountain provides exquisite panoramic views over Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea. In the summer you can go hiking, biking, sailing and, if you are feeling daring, paragliding. Sports enthusiasts can also go on one of the daily excursions offered by scuba diving clubs in the area.
If you want to spend a few hours away from your holiday accommodation but don’t want to leave the town, you can explore the old town of Herceg Novi. This is best done on foot. The charming town is located on a steep hill with flights of stairs leading down to the promenade and pebble beaches. It is full of beautiful, historic buildings including the Forte Mare castle, St. Michael Archangel church in Belavista Square, the clock tower and the Kanli tower.
Your Herceg Novi holiday would not be complete without a visit to the health spa where you can get pampered with an Igalo mud facial. The healing properties of Igalo mud will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
January and February are ideal months to rent a holiday villa in Herceg Novi. From late December to early March the town celebrates the first winter flower, which heralds the arrival of spring, with the Praznik Mimosa festival. Throughout this festive season those enjoying a Herceg Novi holiday can see parades, marching bands, art exhibitions and be part of harvest feasts. The friendly locals and festive spirit create a wonderful Mediterranean holiday atmosphere.
One of the top tourist attractions people visit while they’re renting holiday accommodation in Herceg Novi is Plava Spilja, otherwise known as Blue Grotto. Situated on the Lustica peninsula, the cave is accessible by tourist taxi boat. Mini boats also offer excursions to attractive coves and beaches including Mamula Island, Zanjice and Miriste Cove.
If you want to venture a little further out can also take day trips to city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, which is only 30km away. There are regular buses that travel between Herceg Novi and Dubrovnik.
Herceg Novi has a mild Mediterranean climate; the summers are warm and dry and the winters mild. With over 200 sunny days a year Herceg Novi is an ideal location for a Mediterranean beach holiday.
To get to Herceg Novi, visitors must fly into Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), which is 30km away, and catch a bus or taxi to Herceg Novi. Flybe and ThomsonFly both offer cheap flights to Dubrovnik.